For the first time this season the Cubs exceeded my expectations.
Winning two games on the recent 10-game road trip was enough to keep Chicago out of the NL Central basement, where last week I predicted they would be as of today.
However, only one win and a mere .027 winning-percentage points separate the Cubs from last place Houston.
But after facing two first place clubs and four 20-game winners on the road trip, a second challenge awaits the Cubs–a seven-game homestand against the division leading Brewers and the New York Yankees.
With the prospect of a winning season long gone, all we have left to enjoy are the smallest of victories. A series win here, a series win there…not letting Albert Pujols win another game in extras…and maybe, a three-game winning streak, which has yet to happen either.
A series win against the Yankees, however, would be a lasting highlight to a dreadful season which has left Cubs fans long in despair.
So, yes, I’m asking the Cubs a favor before its roster is blown to smithereens over the next few weeks…do us right, if for for only three games, but don’t embarrass us against New York this weekend.
Do what it takes to win this series, and do it for the fans.